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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Good Thursday Morning to You!

“Oh, what a beautiful mornin’, oh, what a beautiful day. I’ve got a wonderful feeling, everything’s going my way.”

My friend Jim Gorsche brightened my morning by singing that song during a vacation our families spent together a few years ago. I told him I loved his attitude. His son, Jack, gave an eye roll and told me that his dad sings that song every morning. And why not?

Some of you know that “Oh, what a beautiful mornin’ ” is the opening song for the “Oklahoma!” musical and premiered on Broadway in 1943. It was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and sung in the original musical by Curly McLain. Personally, I prefer Jim Gorsche’s version. Regardless, you are likely going to struggle to get any version of this song out of your head for the remainder of the day. That’s a good thing.

One of my original goals in creating this Daily Umbrella newsletter was to bring a smile to the faces of our readers. Meanwhile, I receive orders from a handful of you telling me that I need to tackle contentious subjects locally and from around the world. Sometimes I do, but more often than not, I simply want to make you smile by starting your day off with something other than Russian invasions, educational funding, or COVID updates. There is enough anger and division in the world today, and you have hundreds of news sources to find that — with more on the way. We might all do better by listening to the words of author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar: “A positive attitude will have positive results because attitudes are contagious.”

How about you? Do you have a song, phrase, prayer or meditation that starts your day off right? I hope that you do and that you will join my friend Jim and me and have a beautiful morning. I have a wonderful feeling that everything will go your way.

Have a thoughtful Thursday, and, as always, thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Light snow will continue to fall today, with accumulations in the metro area of around an inch and higher totals in southern Iowa. Friday will be a blustery day with a high near 28. After a cold and sunny Saturday, highs warm into the 50s Sunday through Tuesday with possible 60s Wednesday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

Things To Do
Thursday, March 10, 5-9 p.m.
Imperial Triumphant
American experimental metal band
Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave., Des Moines
Tickets $12.  Get tickets here.
Featured Home For Sale
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The Score: Iowa Wild (22-23-4-3; 51 pts.) fell in overtime to the Milwaukee Admirals (29-21-4-3; 64 pts.) in a Wednesday morning contest by a score of 3-2 at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Mar. 9.


FROM KCCI: Gov. Reynolds officially announces reelection campaign

Gov. Kim Reynolds held a special event on Wednesday evening. She officially announced her reelection campaign for governor. Her office has been saying for months that the decision would come in the spring. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Groups looking for mentors to help teens in wake of deadly East High School shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa — The question of how to curb school violence does not have a clear cut answer, but several groups in Des Moines say they need to try and find one after a teen was killed outside of East High School.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: How Blank Park Zoo is protecting its animals from avian flu

One of the zoo's vets says the attraction is monitoring its birds daily and taking precautions to keep them healthy and safe.. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Band
1. Whiskey Bizkit
2. Dick Danger Band
3. The Nadas


Sports is in their blood

By Colson Thayer

Gary and Tyler French each collect sports memorabilia, but the collection in Gary’s basement is the largest of the two.

The French Connection. That’s the name that Gary and Tyler French go by on their Facebook Live streaming channel called Pardon My French Media. PMF Media, as they sometimes call it, streams local sporting events, specifically for the Waukee Northwest Wolves and the Waukee Warriors. The father-son duo began their live streaming operation in 2020 when options became quite limited for Waukee’s sport spectators. After connecting with Waukee’s then activities director, Jim Duea, the Frenches began to offer another option for families who might not be able to make it to their kids’ games.


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Mary Alice Wright had her photo taken with Mark Wahlberg on Saturday at the Grimes Hy-Vee. Mom Tracy says he was very nice.
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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Chance Tomlinson!

Happy Belated Birthday Joe Jordan, who celebrated yesterday.

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Olivia Wilde, Sharon Stone, Chuck Norris, Carrie Underwood, Zach LaVine, Jon Hamm, Emily Osment, Paget Brewster, Robin Thicke, Shannon Tweed, Jasmine Guy, Nobu Matsuhisa

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Poll of the Week
Will you continue to wear a mask in public?
Not sure

Do you like when restaurants play music?

Yes- 28%
No - 19%
Depends on the type of music - 53%

Morning Chuckle
What is a jewelers favorite dessert?
CARAT CAKE! Way to go Kristine! And Rex Post, Judy Anderson, Gail Tomlinson, Cheryl Herren, Lori Bluml


What's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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